The domain of learning has traditionally been teacher-centric. The approach, perhaps, is attributable to social hierarchy that dictates learning has to be driven from the ‘top’ by a teacher or mentor. While this may well be effective, besides being tried and tested, it often fails on one count – it’s assumption that one size fits all. Teacher-centric models traditionally follow a ‘take it or leave it’ philosophy, where the student group is often considered to be a homogenous entity with similar learning styles, levels of competence, learning needs and motivation levels.
The need, thus, is for a paradigm shift – to a student-centric model – by leveraging technology. While a student-centric model may not be the panacea for all-things-wrong in the teacher-centric approach, it is a response to an increasing call to give the power to the people. The power which allows the use of technology to have diversity in formats of content presentation, make content more accessible to learners, allow learners to determine their learning path and account for different skill / competence levels.
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